Vuelta a España - Omar Fraile about Dimension Data health crisis: We don't know if it's a virus
Aug 25 2017 06:10 pm CET

Vuelta a España - Omar Fraile about Dimension Data health crisis: We don't know if it's a virus

Omar Fraile, King of the Mountains in the two last editions of the Vuelta a España, is suffering from illness just like many several of his Team Dimension Data teammates.

The last grand tour of the year has had a rather disastrous start for the African formation, which is down to five riders after just seven of 21 stages. Fraile has not had to abandon but does appear to have fallen ill as well.

"It has been a transitional stage, and I was able to try to recover. But three of my teammates have left because of illness and another one because of a crash and I think I have caught something. We don't know if it's a virus but yesterday I had a really bad day. I had to drop because I couldn't keep going any more.

"Today I've had also bad times. I'm a bit better but I hope that the days pass and I can recover."

The Spaniard had hoped to do well in Thursday's stage but was unable to make a difference as he lacked the strength to do so.

"I had it marked as one of my favourites but I tried and the body didn't respond. I had a very bad day and last night was terrible. But today I managed to finish the day and I'm praying to recover and be back where I like to be."
Photo of Omar Fraile by CyclingPub / Mary Cardenas





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